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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew by George Grella Jr.
Miles Davis' Bitches Brew
by George Grella Jr. (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
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I'm a big fan of the 33 1/3rd books, although I will admit they are often hit or miss. This book on Miles' unique and ground breaking album is definitely a hit. Great background and analysis.
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A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
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An interesting story, but I could see where it was headed from a long way off and it just seemed to take forever to get there. I suspect parts of it will stay with me for a while. While I like the fantastic stuff, at times I got bogged down in termin ...more
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Storm Static Sleep by Jack Chuter
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I waited for a book on post-rock for ages. As a first shot this one is ok - covers basic Bark Psychosis, Talk Talk, Slint and Tortoise foundation. The research was fine and the writing ok, but skimps on analysis as the book progresses inevitably skip ...more
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Slade House by David Mitchell
Slade House
by David Mitchell
read in November, 2015
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Great story. One of the things I love about reading Mitchell's books is how interconnected they are. Characters, situations, and ideas float up to the surface and linger momentarily and then dissolve. Like reading something your remember, but only ju ...more
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Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
Girl in a Band
by Kim Gordon
read in November, 2015
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Wish there were half stars - torn between 3 and 4. Great read - some wonderful insights about the artistic process, celebrity, and making unusual music in the 90s. But, she is clearly still so pained by her marriage dissolving. So much bitterness, de ...more
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Money by Martin Amis
Money
by Martin Amis
read in October, 2015
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There is a kind of muscularity to Amis' writing. It doesn't dissolve or flow smoothly, it forces itself on you and pins you down. Story, though engaging, is not the point here, it's Amis' pushing, shaping, and mangling language. Gotta be in the mood ...more
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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
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Interesting take on humanity and our trajectory toward destruction and salvation. Hard to imagine Stephenson's Anathem being written without this book coming first.
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Extraordinary Tales by Jorge Luis Borges
Extraordinary Tales
by Jorge Luis Borges
read in September, 2015
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I can't remember if I read these tales or these tales read me.
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The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
The Invention of Morel
by Adolfo Bioy Casares
read in September, 2015
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Stunning. The kind of story you can't shake - it will linger forever, popping into your head until you can't remember if you read it or dreamed it. Source material for Last year at Marienbad, a film that lingers the same way. Hallucinatory and human ...more
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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Book of Lost Things
by John Connolly (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2015
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This is a book I really wanted to like more than I did. Very interesting mix of fairly tales with a nice frame to link them all together. Its possible I would have liked it more had I read it at a different point in my life.
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